So I don't want to do a review of Zyuranger Review in the same style as my Dairanger review, So I'm just going to keep it simple and Describe the important plot details (With Spoilers Whited Out), Describe the characters and what I think of them, and My thoughts on the technicals. So INTRO TIME!!! DINOSAURS, SWORDS, SWORCERY, 5 GUYS IN MOTORCYCLE HELMETS, FANTASY, AND STYLIZED MARTIAL ARTS AWAIT!!!!! Let's NOT EVEN DARE TO COMPARE THIS TO SEASON 1 OF POWER RANGERS!!! LET'S DO IT TO IT, AND AWAY WE GO!!!!
TWO ASTRONAUGHT RELEASE THE BANDORA GANG OUT OF THE SEAL THEY WERE IN FOR MILLIONS OF YEARS, BARZA RELEASES 5 WARRIORS, GOUSHI, DAN, BOI, MEI, AND THE KEY BROKE, BEFORE THEY COUT RELEASE THE 5TH! BANDORA PUTS HER PALACE ON A BUILDING, AND THE 4 WARRIORS ENTER! THEY ENCOUNTER GOLEMS, THEY GET TRAPPED, AND GEKI IS RELEEASED FROM HIS SLUMBER! THEY HENHIN THEN FIGHT MORE GOLEMS AND GRIFFORZER ON TOP OF A BUILDING!!! THE SPACE SHUTTLE 2 KIDS WERE IN AT THE FIRST EPISODE GOES CRAZY AND GOES ALL OVER TOWN! PLEPLECHAUN CREATES DORA SKELETON AND WHEN THE RANGERS FIGHT HIOM THEIR WEAPONS BREAK! THEY GET TRANSFERED TO ANOTHER DIMENSION AND FIGHT DORA SKELETON AND HIS HALLOWEEN COSTUMES! WHEN THEY DEFEAT HIM, TYRANNO RANGER ENETERS HIS GUARDIAN BEAST TYRANNOZAURUS, AND FIGHTS DORA TITAN!, THE OTHER RANGERS FREE THE KIDS AND USE THE SHUTTLE AS A ROCKET, AND DEFEAT DORA TITAN!!! BANDORA TRAPS A BOY AND HIS MOTHER IN ANOTHER DIMENSION, THE ZYURANGERS ARE SENT THERE AS WELL AND FIGHT DORA MINATAUR! WHEN THE MONSTER GROWS GIANT, THE ZYURANGERS SEND THEIR GUARDIAN BEASTS!!! THE ZYURANGERS HAVE TO FIND THEIR WEAPONS, WHEN THE DID DO THAT THEY HAD TO FIGHT BANDORA AND HER GOONS! THEY GET THEIR WEAPONS AND COMBINE THEM TO FORM THE HOWLING CANNON! THEY DEFEAT THE MONSTER, AND THE EPISODE ENDS! THE NEXT EPISODE BEGINS WITH DORA SPHINX TRAPPING KIDS AND MAKING THEM ANSWER DIFFICULT RIDDLES! HE EVENTUALLY TRAPS THE ZYURANGERS INTO TREES! GEKI HAS TO FIND THE DINO CRYSTALS AND HAS TO PROVE HIMSELF AS THE TRUE LEADER OF THE TEAM! DORA SPHINX AND GRIFFORZER GROW, THE GUARDIAN BEASTS COMBINE TO FORM THE DAIZYUJIN, AND DEFEAT THE MONSTER!!! THERE IS A SUBPLOT WITH TWO DINOSAUR EGGS, BUT I WANT TO GLOSS OVER IT SINCE IT HAS NO SIGNIFICANCE OTHER THAN THE END OF THE SERIES! THE PLOT CONTINUES WITH THIS SEIES' VERSION OF GREEN WITH EVIL, A BOY, THE SON OF GNOME, GOES TO THE RESTING PLACE OPF BURAI, GEKI'S BROTHER! HE LATER GETS A SWORD AND HE CLOBBERS THE ZYURANGERS SOME MORE! A NEW FEMALE WARRIOR NAMED LAMI JOINS THE FIGHT, AND TEAMS UP WITH BURAI AND GRIFFORZER TO DEFEAT THE ZYURANGERS!!! THE THREE FIGHT AND ESSENTIAOLLY MURDER DAIZYUJIN!!!! BURAI THEN GET'S A SWORD KNOWN AS THE ZYUSOUKEN, AND HIS GUARDIAN BEAST DRAGON CEASAR! HE DESTROYS THE CITY AND HE ONLY HAS JUST OVER A DAY OF LIFE LEFT UNLESS HE STAYS IN HIS SPECIAL ROOM! THE FINAL BATTLE WITH GEKI OCCURS AND GEKI DESTROYS THE EVIL SWORD AND BURAI IS TURNED GOOD!!!!! A FEW FILLERS LATER, DAN IS TAKEN BY BANDORA AND HER NEW DOKITA CLAY MONSTER DOPRA FRANKE!!! IT PROVES TO BE QUITE POWERFUL, AND THERE'S NEW DOKITA GOLEMS! THEY CAN SEPERATE INTO TWO! GEKI AND BURAI GO FIND THE THUNDER SLINGERS AND KING BRACHION! THEY DEFEAT THE NEW GOLEMS, BUT DORA FRANKE TURNS INTO ZOMBIE FRANKE, AND BANDORA CREATES A TOWER FUL OF KIDS TO SUMMON GREAT SATAN! HE POWERS UP THE MONSTER AND THE BATTLE ELEVATES FROM THERE! SO MUCH SO THEY HAVE TO COMBINE DRAGON CEASAR AND DAIZYUJIN TO FORM SOVEREIGN DAIZYUJIN AND DESTROY THE MONSTER! LATER THEY FORM ULTIMATE DAIZYUJIN AND SCARE AWAY GREAT SATAN!!! MORE FILLERS LATER, BURAI HAS A 4 MORE HOURS TO LIVE! DRAGON CEASAR IS DESTROYING CITY (OR SO IT SEEMS)! IT TURNS OUT TO BE DORA MIMIC!! BURAI KEEPS SEEING A KID WHO SEEMS HEALTHY BUT IS REALLY DYING! AS TIME DECREASES, DAN ANBD GOUSHI GO GET THE WATER OF LIFE TO BURAI, BUT THEY DECIDE TO GIVE IT TO THE KID!!! ALSO GEKI GET'S BURAI'S ZYUSOUKEN AND SHIELD SO THE SERIES STARTS TO COME TO A CLOSE WITH EPISODE 47, IT'S ONLY 30 DAYS UNTIL THE EGGS HATCH AND A KID WANTS TO BE ALIVE JUST TO SEE THEM! A WHITE HAIRED AND CLOTHED KID NAMED CAI TAKES HIS FRIENDS AND UP COMES DORA TALOS! IT'S QUITE POWERFUL AND DESTROYS THE GUARDIAN BEASTS, IT GET'S WORSE WHEN GREAT SATAN ARIVES! THE ZYURANGERS HAVE TO GO TO, YES, ANOTHER DIMENSION, TO SAVE THEIR GUARDIAN BEASTS!!!! THEY FACE OLD MONSTERS THE OTHER DIMENSION! THEY GET THEIR GUARDIAN BEASTS AND POWERS BACK!!!! THEY DEFAT DORA TALOS, AND GREAT SATAN!!!! CAI DIES, BANDORA AND HER GOONS GET TRAPPED AGAIN, AND I WON"T SPOIL THE REST FOR YOU!!!!
So Yeah, This is a pretty good story, With various types of fantasy like bibilical, prehistoric and Arthurian. But I can't help but feel like this series get's too much praise by toku fans, I'll Explain my reasoning later.
Geki/TyrannoRanger Is the Bold headed leader as (almost) Always. Burai/DragonRanger Is probably my favorite Character in The entire series, With so much story to him Unlike most characters in the Series. Sadly, Those are the only two protagonist characters I cared for, Goushi/MamommothRanger is The Genius, Dan/TriceraRanger is the Party dude (nice role Reversal), Boi/TigerRanger is the Youngling (as The Name Applies), and Mei/PteraRanger Is The girl. Yeah, never saids sentai never had 2 dimensional heroes too, but what about the villains? Witch Bandora/Rita Repulsa has the most back story as a tragic villain. But Grifforzer/Goldar, Pleplechaun/Finster, Bukbak/Squatt, Tottopat/Baboo, and Lami/Scorpina have little back story other than Lami and grifforzer being married and having a kid, and don't have the same charm as thier MMPR Counterparts. Barza Isn't Zordon from MMPR or Master Kaku from Dairanger, Nuff said.
Well it's pretty much MMPR season 1 from an action scene stand point, If you like the effects in Jetman or Dairanger, you'll love them here, but even then I'd rather be watching those series instead of this, They do everything better, But I suppose Zyuranger is the better beginner series.
It's a pretty good series, just doesn't have the charm as MMPR S1, the Dark Tone of Jetman, or the Action of Dairanger, But I suppose if you're a beginner, or you're really currious, give this one a watch. I give this 3 Daizyujins out of 4.
Next time... Well, that'd be telling.